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GREAT NEWS...L is balanced...at least vision-wise. L's 2nd surgery is another success. Yesterday, at his post-op appointment, the surgeon released some fluid from L's eyeball as his eye pressure was too high. Other than that, the situation is looking up! L's distance vision is amazing, AND after 17 days he's now able to read again with the aid of dollar store reading glasses. He still needs to wait another 4 weeks before he can order new glasses, but he should be able to return to work on Monday....WHEW.
Here are the pictures of our new project...
The top picture shows our new porch compared to the old porch in the background. It also shows the lovely 3 inch overhang we gained with the new roofing. Wednesday, we all ran out in the rain to watch the water running off the roof WITHOUT hitting our siding or windows....YAY!! Next summer we'll be able to re-side the house without worrying about the siding getting ruined by roof runoff.
This picture shows our project for this weekend...moving the sidewalk and leveling the steps. With the new porch roof slant, there wasn't enough room to install the door on the front. The new door faces the garage and driveway. We don't have a problem with that.
Here's a picture of the new roof doo-dads that were installed. Our bathroom fans now have flappers that will prevent our heated air from escaping. In addition, all the vent pipes now have leakproof rubber boots around them.
Here's what we were working on while the contractor was doing our roof...a new, larger, birdfeeder mounted on squirrel-proof(hopefully) pvc sewer pipe. We built this whole project with scraps from other projects. The only thing we bought was 2 pvc connectors for $5 total.
I realize that most people would've tackled the sidewalk project before building a new birdfeeder. Our birds, especially the hummingbirds, were having such a fit from the moment the contractor took down the old feeder to make room for his scaffolding, that this became our top priority.
Gotta run to Menards for Quikrete and caulk. See ya later!